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Who Benefits? - From the Mayo Clinic Explicitly Putting Commercially Insured Patients Ahead of Some Government Insured Patients?
Health & Wellness  (tags: discrimination, executive compensation, Mayo Clinic, Medicaid, Medicare, mission-hostile management )

- 9 hours ago -
Amidst all the chaotic noise emanating from Washington, DC, little snippets of news keep slipping out reminding us that the US health care system remains monumentally dysfunctional, and that the dysfunction serves the interests of the system's insiders.
Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price
Business  (tags: : Trump administration, U.S. Attorney, Tom Price, Health and Human Services, stock trading, investigation )

- 2 days ago -
Trump's head of the Department of Health and Human Services traded stocks of health-related companies while working on legislation affecting the firms.
A US Ally Shot Down a $200 Drone With a $3 Million Patriot Missile
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, drones, defense, patriot missile )

- 4 days ago -
This will be a bigger problem as more drones show up on the battlefield
A 400-Year Program of Modernist Thinking Is Exploding
Business  (tags: Sustainable Growth, Economic History, History of Economic Thought, Humanities, Philosophy, Rajani Kanth )

- 12 days ago -
What exactly is the force that seems to be pushing us towards Armageddon?
Biodynamic Farming Is on the Rise -- and This Californian Farm Is Embracing It
Business  (tags: agriculture, Apricot Lane, biodynamic methods, Demeter USA, organics, sustainable business )

- 16 days ago -
"Biodynamic agriculture treats the farm like a living organism, self-contained and self-sustainable.... It's the way farmers have farmed for millennia, before the advent of industrial agriculture."
INFRASTRUCTURE: Risks Soar, Bills Come Due as 20th-Century Dams Crumble
Science & Tech  (tags: Army Corps of Engineers, dams, dam removal, earthquakes, infrastructure, rivers, Trump, US, US Geological Survey, Western states )

- 16 days ago -
After the Great Depression, a flurry of dam building peaked in the 60s, when more than 20,200 dams were completed, according to the Army Corps' National Inventory of Dams. By the end of the 70s, more than 62,000 dams had been built.
Roots of Caterpillar Raid Reach Back Years
Business  (tags: Caterpillar, multi-agency raid, criminal investigation, tax and export practices )

- 16 days ago -
A criminal investigation apparently connected to tax and export practices at Caterpillar Inc. exploded into public view this week when dozens of federal agents raided the Downtown headquarters.
Air Pollution May Affect Human Health Via Bacteria Changes in Respiratory Tract
Health & Wellness  (tags: air pollution, bacteria, biofilms, black carbon, disease and illness, fossil fuels, research, respiratory tract )

- 19 days ago -
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is the largest environmental risk factor for human disease. They estimate that in 2012, around 1 in 8 deaths worldwide were due to exposure to air pollution.
Buy American = Bogus Promise? Trump's Keystone XL Lie Grows
Business  (tags: Pres. Trump, Keystone XL pipeline, steel )

- 19 days ago -
President Trump has thrown his promises to American workers under the bus and caved to a foreign corporation seeking to move foreign tar sands oil across our country for export to overseas markets.
'Shell Knew': Oil Giant's 1991 Film Warned of Climate Change Danger
Business  (tags: Oil (Environment), Royal Dutch Shell, Oil and gas companies, Energy, Fossil fuels )

- 23 days ago -
The film was obtained by the Correspondent, a Dutch online journalism platform, and shared with the Guardian, and lauds commercial-scale solar and wind power that already existed in 1991.
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